The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
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Jurassic World Dinos DeFacto
2022 | Commissioned by Universal Pictures
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Jurassic World Dinos DeFacto
2022 | Commissioned by Universal Pictures
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Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
Jurassic World Dinos DeFacto
2022 | Commissioned by Universal Pictures
WATCH NOW
Jurassic World Dinos DeFacto
2022 | Commissioned by Universal Pictures
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch NOW
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Watch on Vimeo
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
The Legacy of Rubies
2015 | Nig/Ger/USA , 2015 | Dir. Ebele Okoye
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
Martha and the Vandellas | Dancing in the street
2020 | Commissioned by Universal Music
Watch Now
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Jolly Squid is a rebirth and world expansion of SHRINKFISH, one of Nigeria’s pioneer and female-led animation studios with award-winning animation films and an array of satisfied international clients.
While Abuja, the beautiful Nigeria’s federal capital territory, remains our main home in Africa, our production locations extend to Berlin Germany, Zadar, Croatia, and Philadelphia USA. These, augmented with remote manpower (employees and paid interns) from Ghana, Kenya, Spain, the Philippines, and Rwanda. Thus we are steadily building a global team of creatives from diverse backgrounds, an aspect that enriches our versatility on a daily basis. 

value & identity

Accomplishment is a visible manifestation of imagination fueled by perseverance.

Ebele Okoye (C.O.O. | Jolly Squid) Tweet

The art of being unmistakable lies in putting your heart into what you do. At Jolly Squid, we put our hearts and soul not only into what we create, but also the well-being of our team members 

We don’t follow a path that leads to a known destination. We aim for where there is no path, so that we can leave a trail

 

community

Motion to the sound(MTTS) is a skills-building initiative that empowers black, African and PoC freelance animators.  It was founded by Ebele Okoye, a pioneer of the Animation industry in Africa. Visit the page and check out the winners and beneficiaries so far. Join the collabs. There is a place for animators as well as studios, festivals, institutions and basically anybody that loves pushing animation

some brands we have created for

universal pictures | jurassic world | 2022

Augusst 2022: Jolly Squid was one of 9 global studios commissioned by Universal Pictures to produce a series of short animations for their Jurassic World franchise. Below is the first compilation

the legacy of rubies | 2015

African fairy tale-inspired 29 minutes shorts produced under Shrinkfish.
Winner of numerous animation awards including the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

martha and the vandellas | 2020

“Dancing in the street” A Motown hit written by Marvin Gaye and Mickey Stevenson in 1956. Commissioned by Universal music in 2020, intended for a summer road tour (open air projection). Due to the George Floyyd uprisings, the tour never happened.

Etisalat Prize for Innovation | 2015

A motion graphics and animation advert piece created in 2015 under
our former name Shrinkfish

The rule of three | 2016

For those who have issues understanding the mathematical rule of three. This animated explainer from 2016 does help

Proper Foot Care in Diabetes [excerpt] | 2017

An excerpt of a 3-part explainer video on proper foot care in diabetes.

marcas de amor | 2017

This short piece ,made by Ebele Okoye in 2017 (and transferred to Jolly Squid in 2021) reflects a child’s perspective.

a long internal fight | 2020

Commissioned by the Deutsche Aidshilfe, this is one of a set of animations that explore the problems of LGBTIQ migrants in Eastern Europe

the red bar | 2020

An immersive VR installation

For an array of original projects involving shorts, a feature and web series, we’re  looking for people to join our team for long and short-term hybrid freelance engagements.

CURRENT OPENINGS [Click to See]

Next on-location openings:
* Abuja, NG |  March. 2023
* Berlin, DE | Oct 2023
* Zadar, HR| June 2023